The U06 Academy is for children under 6 years of age. The focus of this Academy is mainly on ball control and ball movement. There is typically very little passing in this league and not something that is focused on in practices. Each Academy session is limited to 24 - 32 players and will meet either on Tuesday or Wednesday nights each week for 10 weeks. At this age there will also be 8 games.
Each training session will last 45-60 minutes. A paid Academy Coach from Premier UK Soccer, with the assistance of several Volunteer Parent Coaches, will lead the players through several small group sessions of fun games and drills for approximately 30 minutes, moving on to playing a series of small sided "scrimmage" type games to end each session. Our goal in this league is for all of the kids to become skilled ball handlers and to learn a bit about being aggressive on the field and going after the ball when others have it. U06 players are randomly assigned to a team. Normally each team will have a roster size of 6 to 8 players. The teams are co-ed teams. Teams will play 3v3, without a goalie, on a field size of about 20 yards x 25 yards with small goals. The coaches are the referees in these games, which allows the games to be very simply a glorified practice, in turn reducing any stress the kids may feel about playing in a "real" soccer game. Scores are not kept, and no season standings are maintained. There is no focus on wins and losses only on having fun and learning about the game of soccer, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
In the Fall each player will be provided a shirt, shorts, and socks. In the Spring, only new players (those that did not play in the Fall at GCAA) will be provided a shirt, shorts, and socks.
All kids are required to wear shin guards. Each player should bring their own size 3 soccer ball to every practice. Soccer cleats are optional (but recommended)... however, no metal cleats or cleats that have toe-cleats (like baseball cleats) are allowed.
For the 2017 Fall Rec Soccer season U06 division is scheduled to have one academy session a week and two Saturday academy sessions until the games starts. The Saturday academy sessions for U06 academy will be on February 18th and February 25th at 9:00 AM. Weekday practices will start Tuesday, February 21st. The last academy weekday session for U06 will be Wednesday, April 26th. Academy sessions missed due to weather will not be rescheduled.
The U06 division is scheduled for eight games. The first game will be on Saturday, March 4th and the last game on Saturday, April 29th. GCAA has scheduled two makeup dates (May 6th and May 13th) in the event of weather cancellation. If there is more than two games cancelled due to weather it will be up to the coaches to reschedule the additional cancelled game.
Tuesday at 7:00 - 8:00 PM
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Wednesday at 6:00 - 7:00 PM
GCAA - U10 Fields
Fall: Registrations are May thru July. The season is mid-August thru October.
Spring: Registrations are November thru mid-January. The season is mid-Febrary thru April.
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